The Houston Astros opened their Inaugural American League Season in fashion, to the tune of an 8-2 victory over their new division foe, the Texas Rangers, in front of a national audience. With it being the Astros’ American League debut, I thought it would be important to point out some firsts that occurred in the game. That way, if nothing else, you may be able to use the information in a Sports Bar Trivia Contest years down the road.
Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
First strikeout: Norris strikes out Elvis Andrus in the first inning.
First hit and first base runner: Astros’ second baseman Jose Altuve with a single through the left side of the infield.
First winning pitcher: Houston’s Bud Norris
First losing pitcher: Texas’ Matt Harrison
First save: Houston’s Erik Bedard came in with a two run lead in the sixth and finished the final 3.1 innings.